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An arrangement by which persons are trusted to act honestly and therefore are not directly monitored, even though persons might obtain a benefit from acting dishonestly.
a system whereby the students at a school, the inmates in a prison, etc., are put on their honor to observe certain rules with a minimum of supervision.
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|Noun||1.||honor system - a system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others; "the students are on the honor system"|